Engineers from the Omaha District evaluate repairs to the Salt Creek Levee system in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 3, 2020. The firm-fixed-priced contract for the levee repairs, near Deadman’s Run, was advertised to the prequalified sources list.
OMAHA DISTRICT SIMPLIFIES ITS CONTRACTING PROGRAMS BY FERDINAND DE TRES JR., Omaha District
he Omaha District has continued to lead the way in using its various contracting programs to accomplish its mission in a continuously changing environment. In fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed 37 purchases on the Unison Marketplace with the reverse auctioning tool. “The Unison Marketplace is an online marketplace that assists buyers in purchasing goods and services needed to fulfill
procurement strategies,” said David Neal, contracting officer, Omaha District. “There are currently 75 federal agencies and many other public and private organizations that are currently buying on the Unison Marketplace.” The Unison Marketplace allows one marketplace to handle all actions with a simplified request-for-quote process. It currently has a seller network of more than 114,000 vendors, with dedicated account management for every buyer and a simplified buy-posting process. 79